Arizona Elections

The Associated Press has called the race for Arizona's superintendent of public instruction for Kathy Hoffman. She joined The Show to talk more about this close race and what she plans to do next when she takes office next year.
In September, Gov. Ducey appointed Sne. Jon Kyl to return to the Senate, taking the late Sen. John McCain’s seat. Six years ago, Kyl retired from the chamber, leaving as senate minority whip. Kyl’s announcement now leaves another hole for Gov. Ducey to fill until 2020.
Dec. 14, 2018
Gov. Doug Ducey announced Friday morning he’d received Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl’s resignation letter. Kyl will leave the U.S. Senate on Dec. 31. His resignation was hand-delivered to the governor’s office Thursday afternoon.
Dec. 14, 2018
This week, outgoing members of Congress are passing the torch to new faces. Martha McSally leaves her post there early next year. McSally was unsuccessful in her bid to replace outgoing Sen. Jeff Flake, who gave his own goodbye to the Senate on Thursday morning.
Dec. 13, 2018
The recently established Arizona law restricting voters' ability to put their own measures on the ballot will stand as is. Opponents, led by attorney Roopali Desai, tried to argue the Republican authored 2017 law is unconstitutional.
Dec. 13, 2018
Arizona Rep. Martha McSally has given her final speech to the U.S. House of Representatives as she prepares to leave office early next year.
Dec. 13, 2018
The Takeaway: Trump And The NRA Are Likely To Have Violated Campaign Finance Law, New Report Shows
The NRA, which spent millions on efforts to elect Donald Trump, played an outsized role in producing commercials. And while it's not illegal for outside groups to spend money on behalf of a particular candidate, it is illegal for that group to coordinate with the actual campaign.
Dec. 12, 2018
There's a controversy swirling around a donation to Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s campaign. The largest donation to his re-election campaign — half a million dollars — came from a company called Blue Magnolia, which had been incorporated just a couple weeks before making that donation.
Dec. 10, 2018
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has ruled a 2017 state law on campaign finance is unconstitutional.
Dec. 6, 2018
The complaint filed Tuesday by the Campaign Legal Center with to the Secretary of State's Office charges that a donation listed as coming from a Delaware corporation known as Blue Magnolia Investments, LLC really is little more than disguised funds from Larry Van Tuyl.
Dec. 4, 2018
Last month, Attorney General Mark Brnovich was reelected to his second four-year term by defeating Democratic challenger January Contreras. The race was closer than expected, which some attributed to millions of dollars in ads being spent late in the campaign against Brnovich.
Dec. 4, 2018
Governor Ducey remains tight lipped about who he'd prefer next to fill the late John McCain's senate seat.
Dec. 4, 2018
The Takeaway: North Carolina Launches Investigation Into Possible Election Fraud
After the midterms, it appeared Republican Mark Harris beat Democrat Dan McCready in North Carolina’s 9th congressional district. But now, an investigation into whether hundreds of absentee ballots were illegally cast or destroyed means the winner can’t be certified.
Dec. 4, 2018
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich warned Monday that people "need to be really careful when making serious allegations” about election fraud or other issues or risk undermining democracy.
Dec. 3, 2018
It’s time for our Friday NewsCap and some voices from the news this week.
Nov. 30, 2018
It’s being called an historic election for voter turnout here in Arizona and around the country. But, according to Joseph Garcia with the Morrison Institute for Public Policy, the fact that it rained last night doesn’t mean we’re not in a drought still.
Nov. 30, 2018
Democrats were able to regain the majority in the U.S. House with the results of this month’s election. But could it have been an even better day for progressives if gerrymandering hadn’t been put in place by GOP-controlled legislatures in a few states?
Nov. 30, 2018
The Republican Governors Association — or RGA — annual conference is underway. This year, it landed in Scottsdale. It’s an organization with, in their words, “one primary objective: electing and supporting Republican governors.”
Nov. 29, 2018
Martha McSally’s campaign has released a four-page report seeking to explain McSally’s loss to Kyrsten Sinema in the race for U.S. Senate.
Nov. 29, 2018
Opponents of the light rail extension planned to go down Central Avenue into South Phoenix turned in signatures to the city today. Their goal is to refer a measure to the ballot asking voters to stop the project.
Nov. 28, 2018
Former U.S. Senate candidate Kelli Ward announced this week that she’s running to be the new chair of the Arizona Republican Party. The election, held at the end of January, is also expected to include the current chair, Jonathan Lines.
Nov. 28, 2018

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